Love the simplistic style of this animation by Vincent Tsui, as a student at Gobelins in Paris. Pretty melancholic vibe as toys attempt to act like humans, kinda reminds me of parts of Truman Show when Truman starts to realise his world is fake. Watch “Made In China” below.
This is incredible (and incredibly nerdy). Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh have built the first scale model of the solar system in the form of a beautiful time-lapse. They used an Earth the size of a marble, and a sun the size of a big reflector disc, measuring out the various planetary orbits in the middle of Black Rock Desert in Nevada. At night, they used their cars to drive the orbits of each planet with a different colour lightbulb.
I’m just gonna stop trying to explain it and just let you watch it. It’s more beautiful than I’m making it sound! Trust me! Watch “To Scale: The Solar System” below!
As mentioned in our post about the short documentary last month, the makers of Wizard Mode are looking to turn the story of world-class pinballer, Robert Gagno, into a full length feature. The teaser for the film already received a Vimeo Staff Pick and they’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign, Wizard Mode on Indiegogo.
Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, the documentary aims to give audiences a closer look at Gagno’s personal struggle to become more independent while, at the same time, producing the kind of movie pinball fans can be proud of!
Watch the promo video below to learn more about this beautiful film project. (And make sure to watch right to the end!)
Another entertaining instalment of Tony Zhou’s ongoing series, Every Frame a Painting. This time around, Zhou focuses on his hometown of Vancouver, B.C. pointing out the nagging contradiction that, despite being the third biggest film city in North America, Vancouver Never Plays Itself! While detailing just how easy it is to disguise a generic, chameleon-like city like Vancouver as someplace else, Zhou also questions what it means that Vancouver is so often the location of a filmset but never the setting of the movie. Watch below!